Quick add is a new feature introduced to Microsoft's online email service at the intersection between Windows Live Hotmail
and Bing. Just as is the case with the evolution of the search engine from Live Search, quick add is designed to simplify workflow and cut down the clutter. Essentially, the feature enables end users to add a variety of information and content to an email they are composing without having to move as little as a single tab away from their inbox. This is possible through the integration of
Bing into Windows Live Hotmail.
“Gone are the days of shuffling between multiple windows to search for a map to email to party guests or the latest viral video to share with friends and family. Quick add – powered by Bing – puts an end to the multi-window chaos so you can accomplish tasks faster, and allows consumers to ‘Bing and decide’ from the comfort of their Hotmail inbox,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Softpedia.
The invitation from Microsoft is to “Bing and Decide” from the comfort of your inbox, and by all means the company is absolutely right. Want to add a map to an email? How about images, or videos? How about inserting restaurant reviews and movie times? Now Windows Live Hotmail users can seamlessly perform all these tasks without having to navigate to other pages. Just sign in to your Hotmail account, start a new message and check for the new quick add pane on the right hand side. The feature makes adding content and data to your emails effortless and a real pleasure.
“Windows Live Hotmail customers can find and share information more easily with quick add: Search for maps, restaurants, movie times, images, videos and business listings, all within your Hotmail inbox. Insert maps, business addresses, restaurant and business reviews and more directly into the body of an email in a few simple clicks. Preview and insert videos and images from the web without leaving your inbox,” the Microsoft spokesperson added.